Disaster recovery assurance
Do you think that a smart business landscape alone can put your company in its most flourishing and powerful state?
If yes, then think again!
Having a progressive and porous system like SAP can definitely scale up your revenue system. However, if its’ not protected from disaster, it will cost you much more. Owing to a businesses’ dynamic behavior, it is imperative for every growing enterprise to have a disaster management unit to fall back upon.
SAP’s disaster management system is one of the most effective and impactful for any business to rely on.
What is SAP disaster recovery all about?
SAP disaster recovery deals with the retrieval process of the databases in any kinds of disaster like fire, earthquake, vandalism, cyber-attacks etc.
A timely disaster recovery plan, documented for retrieval of data loss proves to be of huge benefit to any organization. A SAP disaster recovery not only laser focuses on cost cutting but also proves to be a survival strategy during most critical situations.
In this context, it is extremely important to understand what is meant by a ‘fault recovery’ process.
The whole procedure of recovering and resuming system operations, to normalcy post outage in the data center due to a fault is comprehended as fault recovery.
Making this whole process tend to higher rate of success, it is imperative to be aware of the basic KPIs.
- RPO: It indicates the maximum tolerable time period during which operational data is lost without having the ability to recover.
- RTO: It indicates the maximum permissible time taken to recover the system to normalcy after outage.
On the basis of these two KPIs any system disaster recovery procedure can be used optimally.
What are the different losses due to SAP disaster?
A SAP disaster can potentially penalize an enterprise in many ways. However, there is few that needs special mention;
- Natural sources: This usually turns out to be catastrophic, completely out of control. Usually governed by the weather and geographic conditions, it does not allow the user much time to recover. Earthquakes and a chance fire are two of the most seen examples of such kind.
- Man-made sources: This too is unplanned. However, are often caused by man like sudden cyber-attack, phishing, tail-gating etc.
As they say, “A stitch in time saves nine”.
A planned recovery system always proves to be beneficial in the long term growth and stability of an enterprise. It not only benefits to have a deeper insight on the landscape of the company. It also addresses the risk or vulnerability factors leading to any kind of vandalism. It scales every kind of risks varying from low to high to detect issues that may cost a company their revenue and reputation.
Recovery methodologies of SAP:
SAP works in a number of methods to recover databases on the basis of their critical points:
SAP HANA makes use of the technology of in-memory to cope with data recovery. With the two kinds of data storage; transaction redo logs and data changes in the form of save points SAP HANA performs the needed form of updating so that it can resume from a power-outage without loss of data.
- Storage replication
Although backups works pretty good for most of the time, one major drawback that questions its efficacy in time is the data loss. There is seen a potential loss of data between the time of the last backup and the time of the failure.
A solution to the problem lies as the continuous replication of all persisted data.
- System replication
The option of system replication is no doubt the most highly available and alternative solution for SAP HANA platform, providing an extremely short RTO.
Usually a system replication is set up with the propaganda of having an exactly same configured secondary standby system of the present active one.
Apprisias’ SAP disaster recovery assurance service makes it a point to serve end-to-end solution-oriented services to our clients in case of calamities. Some of the services that our specialists in Apprisia cater to are as follows:
- DR strategy and approach
- DR implementation
- Monthly DR runs for audit purposes
- Geographically located away from your office location
- Redundant power, network, data center operations to ensure reliability
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Tilaksingh Bayas | SAP BASIS Consultant